We've GOT GRIT
Love Brooklyn Libraries Inc, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, is a public library advocacy group committed to protecting our libraries. We were created in response to a highly controversial government action calling for the demolition and downsizing of the Brooklyn Heights Library, also home to the Business and Career Library. Their plan is to sell the public land to a private developer and replace our beloved library with a condominium tower containing more than 100 apartments, with prices starting at several million dollars. The public outcry and response against this decision has been very substantial and positive. We believe this is an abhorrent public policy and are committed to standing up for our community and fighting this decision.
By destroying this building the architectural significance of the library is being ignored.The Brooklyn Heights Library building should be considered a landmark as it was designed by Francis Keally and had artistic contributions made by Clemente Spampinato.
When developing the plan, Hudson Companies disregarded the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) by not preparing an Environmental Impact Statement.
LOVE Brooklyn Libraries Inc. believes that there would be a substantial negative impacton the surrounding neighborhood including:
|• High levels of local traffic, and increased cumulative impact on
traffic from other nearby projects going on at the same time.
• Shadows in nearby Cadman Plaza Park
• Overcrowding of Heights schools
|• Loss of Business & Career Library and the federal document depository
• Air pollution
LOVE Brooklyn Libraries Inc. filed a lawsuit attempting to stop the sale, alleging violation of SEQRA. We are currently in appellate court.